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Below are steps for setting up Seesaw at home and additional resources to help you support your child.


Families connect to their child’s Seesaw journal to participate in their student’s learning, see student work, and celebrate progress.

Families can connect to their child’s journal on the web ( or by downloading the Seesaw App, available on iOS and Android.

When families connect to their child’s journal, they can only see their individual child’s work, or group projects that their child is tagged in. 

🧰 Seesaw requires an invite from your child’s teacher in order to sign up. Your child’s teacher will provide you with a paper, email, or text invite (the invite will include a QR code or link). If you do not have this please contact your child’s teacher.

💡 Good to know: up to 10 family members can connect to one child’s journal!

Seesaw Frequently asked questions

View our brief video to learn how to log in, connect to your child’s journal and  engage with their learning.  Please note messaging the teacher is not available in school at this time, you can only receive messages from the teacher.

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  • Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’.
  • Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts (including comments by other students).
  • Family members cannot access any other student’s content unless you have added another child in your family to your account.

Argyll and Bute’s privacy policy for Seesaw can be read by clicking on the link below:

Privacy Notice Seesaw UK v0.3 PEPS

The Home view is the default view for family members once they are logged into Seesaw. From this view, family members have access to MessagesJournals, and Notifications. 


Seesaw makes it easy for multiple users to switch between accounts on a shared device. View these helpful videos or check out the step-by-step instructions below!

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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) provides an extra layer of sign-in security. MFA helps keep out anyone who shouldn’t have access to your account by requiring a verification code (sent via email) in addition to your password before your account can be accessed.

MFA is available to all Seesaw users who sign in with an email address and password.


For Seesaw for Schools accounts, families will continue to have access to your child’s content after a class is archived. Family members can access their child’s work through the Seesaw app or website as long as their child’s class is active.

Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what’s happening in the classroom.  Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology.  Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes.  When there are new Seesaw posts, families can be notified via app notification, email or SMS.  Parents are only notified about their own child’s work, and all data is safe and secure.

Argyll and Bute’s privacy policy for Seesaw can be read by clicking on the link below:

Privacy Notice Seesaw UK v0.3 PEPS

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As a result of the school closures due to coronavirus we used Seesaw for learning at home. We set Seesaw learning activities each week and children were able to logon online at home to access their work. Seesaw helped us work together to provide students with meaningful learning experiences.

We’ll continue to use Seesaw to share learning activities and resources, capture your child’s learning, and communicate about student progress and needs.  We will be able to give feedback and next steps, enabling you and your child to see their progress.

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